Bern Nadette Stanis Biography, Age, Husband, Career, Books, Net Worth

Bern Nadette Stanis Biography

Bern Nadette Stanis is an American actress and author. Stanis is best known for her role as Thelma Ann Evans Anderson on the CBS sitcom Good Times.

Bern Nadette Stanis Age

Bern Nadette Stanis was born and raised in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York City on December 22, 1953. She is currently 65 years  old as of 2018.

Bern Nadette Stanis Early Life|Education

One of five children, Bern Nadette Stanis was born and raised in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York City. Bern Nadette Stanis attended Erasmus Hall High School  and later attended the Juilliard School. As a teen Stanis entered Miss Black America pageants, and went on to become Miss Brooklyn, a title with which she became first runner-up in the Miss New York state pageant.

Bern Nadette Stanis Husband

Bern Nadette Stanis has been married four times. Her first marriage was to high-school sweetheart Thomas Fauntleroy from June 1974 until 1978,then to Brooklyn nightclub owner Darnell Johnson in January 1979. Stanis’ third marriage was to mechanical engineer Terrence Redd. Stanis gave birth to their daughter Dior Ravel circa April 1982. The couple later divorced. Her fourth husband is Kevin Fontana; an article in 2012 said they had been married 31 years, but other sources (cited above) state that Stanis was married to Redd circa 1981. Stanis also has a second child, daughter Brittany Rose.

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Bern Nadette Stanis Daughter

Nadette Stanis has a daughter Dior Ravel circa (was born on April 1982) whom she got from her third marriage with a mechanical engineer Terrence Redd. She also has another daughter by the name Brittany Rose.

Bern Nadette Stanis Career

Bern Nadette Stanis played the role of Thelma Ann Evans on the CBS sitcom Good Times from February 1974 to August 1979. After the series ended, Bern Nadette Stanis  made appearances on television shows including The Cosby Show and What’s Happening Now!!. She and former co-star Jimmie Walker lent their voices to a radio spot for AT&T and Stanis went on to do a Nationwide Insurance commercial.

Bern Nadette Stanis  has been featured in promotions for the TV One network,  and in a “Thelma” promotion that aired September 19, 2009, alongside actress Anna Maria Horsford in the “Battle of the Thelmas” that aired their weddings from their respective TV series.

During the “Way Black Then” promotions in February 2010 in honor of Black History Month, she and Walker appeared on the program Color TV to share their memories and thoughts on Good Times. She later appeared on the TV One show Life After. In July 2016, Stanis appeared on an episode of Centric’s Being, discussing her life and career.

Bern Nadette Stanis Books

1.The Last Night: A Caregiver’s Journey Through Transition and Beyond

This is a wonderful overview of the life of America’s favorite daughter and sister, Thelma Evans, from the famous sit-com, Good Times. Bern Nadette Stanis who played to role of Thelma was the first Black female teenager ever on television. Ms. Stanis takes the reader on a journey with her as she shares the extraordinary circumstances of her life with her realy family, as well as her Good Times family including her life as caregiver to her mom who suffered from Alzheimer’s.This book is a caregiver’s friend, dedicated with love, understanding and compassion.

2.Situations 101 Relationships Bern Nadette Stanis

It’s true that good relationships are harder to find these days. Do you wonder if you’re the only one that is going through certain situations with men? Women? Is there no peace with your significant other? Does it feel like a downward spiral, and you keep finding yourself in the same situations over and over again? If your answers are yes, then perhaps reading Situations 101 and the Responses can bring some focus to some things that may be going on in your own particular situation.

3.Situations 101 Relationships: The Good, the Bad… and the Ugly
It’s true that good relationships are harder to find these days. Do you wonder if you’re the only one that is going through certain situations with men? Women? Is there no peace with your significant other? Does it feel like a downward spiral, and you keep finding yourself in the same situations over and over again? If your answer is yes, then perhaps reading “Situations 101” and the responses can bring some focus to some things that may be going on in your particular situation. This is the book that gives the bird’s eye view of what so many people are dealing within relationships. This book is definitely interesting reading for everyone.

Bern Nadette Stanis Movies|TV Show

Movies

  • Still Bout It
  • The Adventures of Umbweki
  • The Engagement
  • You’re Going to Make Me Love Someone Else

TV Shows

  • Good Times
  • The Love Boat
  • What’s Happening Now!!
  • Bustin’ Loose
  • The Cosby Show
  • The Good News
  • The Wayans Bros.
  • The Parent ‘Hood
  • Girlfriend
  • Black Jesus

Bern Nadette Stanis Net Worth

The net worth of the talented and gracious actress, Nadette Stanis is estimated to be around $8.5 million. Her acting role in the hit television series of Good Times mainly contributed to this

Nadette Stanis Now

The first Black female character to play a teenager in a Black family on national television was the talented Bern Nadette Stanis. She portrayed the role of Thelma Ann Evans, the witty, smart, no-nonsense middle sibling on the hit show Good Times that ran on CBS-TV from 1974 to 1979.

The sitcom centered around an African-American family surviving life in the projects of Chicago. She was the beautiful young teen that every Black boy fantasized about. When the show ended, Bern Nadette Stanis went back to school to finish up her education, and then later, appeared on various popular sitcoms such as The Wayans Bros. and Girlfriends. In recent years, Stanis appeared on a couple of episodes of Black Jesus playing the girlfriend of late comedian Charlie Murphy, who co-starred on the show.

Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Stanis, a dancer, who attended the prestigious Julliard School, also has a passion for writing. Bern Nadette Stanis has authored four books: Situations 101: Relationships, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly; For Men Only; Situations 101: Finances; and The Last Night: A Caregiver’s Journey Through Transition and Beyond.

In The Last Night, she shares her experiences as a caregiver to her then-ailing mother Eula Stanislaus who died from Alzheimer’s in 2011. Stanis hopes that the book can help others who are going through a similar experience with a loved one. In honor of her mother’s memory, Stanis founded a nonprofit called Remembering The Good Times Foundation. Since the organization’s inception, Stanis has made it her mission to bring awareness to the public about the devastating condition by touring the country to speak at various events.

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